Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Deep red brown with a thick foamy, khaki colored head. Caramel, roasted malts and cream aromas. Flavor is well balamced with a light sweetness. Medium to heavy body with a thin syrupy mouthfeel. Nice brown ale. HopHater (16) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2013
One of the better Brown Ales I have tried. Not so heavy that you can only have one and feel full. Chocolate and Coffee flavors. superspak (5606) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/15/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, herbal, light dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/chocolate/coffee, herbal, light dark fruit, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nutty/chocolate/coffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a damn nice American brown ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop/yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2012
12oz bottle. Unfiltered deep cherry brown. Thin, oily head. Sweet fruity brown malt aroma. This is a really solid brown ale. Sessionable, medium bodied, but still with lots of big malt tones and flavor. A mild touch of bitter hops up front fades into a delicious malty mouthfeel. Has some malty depth. Creamy and fresh, well done. 48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12 oz bottle. Brown pour with fairly then head. Nose and taste of malt, nuts, and a slight tinge of caramel. Actually tastes quite nice. Good lawnmower beer for those who are craving something less on the hop profile.
iwburch (1) - - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
Smooth to drink brown ale with excellent balance of sweet and malty flavors. Pairs well with chicken, and just about any food available at the average bar. andrewje41 (3894) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours dark with very little head. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor is a little on the sweet side, a little caramel, and a little nutty late. Overall one of the better tasting brown ales I’ve had in a while. Drinks nice. Good beer. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Sampled from 12-oz bottle supplied by distributor. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored ale with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts, a hint of chocolate, slight roasted nuts and plenty of floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, with some mild bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet, plenty of roasted dark malts, a short lived mild bitterness followed by some roasted nut aftertaste. The official released version is definitely better than the early sampled version during the Minnesota Winterfest earlier in the year. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Has a really light hop and roast scent. Taste is really smooth and has a nice blend of coffee and chocolate, decent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pour is dark brown with a medium tan head.
aroma is nutty, roasted matl, some woody hop.
Nice typical brown ale.
Body is a little light
Flavour is dark roast malt, light chocolate. Just enough bitterness All round decent brown ale.